air air  /ˈɛr/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
  2. (n) the region above the ground
  3. (v) make public
  4. (v) expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry
  5. (v) expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
  6. (v) expose to fresh air
  7. (v) be broadcast
  8. (v) broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
  9. (n) a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
  10. (n) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  11. (n) travel via aircraft
  12. (n) a slight wind (usually refreshing)
  13. (n) the mass of air surrounding the Earth
  14. (n) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  15. (n) medium for radio and television broadcasting

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. While Seoul cleans up, air pollution in Hong Kong only worsens.
  2. An epidemic of skyjackingsIt seems a throwback to the air piracy of the late 1960s, when skyjackings steered dozens of planes to Cuba.
  3. Said Art Patstone, an air-show pilot from Ann Arbor, Mich.

News

  1. Air Force announces basic research awards

    ( Air Force Office of Scientific Research ) The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Program supports research by teams of investigators that intersect several traditional science and engineering disciplines in order to accelerate research progress. Most of the program's efforts involve researchers from multiple academic institutions and academic departments. Based on the proposals ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Air Mauritius sees return to profit in 2013/14 financial year

    By Jean Paul Arouff PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Air Mauritius on Thursday reported a full-year pretax loss of 2.3 million euros, hit by high fuel prices and the global downturn but said it would return to profitability next year. The Indian Ocean island national airline had posted a loss of 29.2 million euros in 2012. "The results showed clearly that we are on the right track with our 7-step plan ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Air T And AO Partners To Settle Pending Election Contest - Quick Facts

    Air T And AO Partners To Settle Pending Election Contest - Quick Facts
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. Talking about the duration of the flight, the project's co-founder Bertrand Piccard said pilot Andre Borschberg "will stay up there as long as possible. Hopefully he will still be in the air at sunrise tomorrow. That is the challenge."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bertrand Piccard Source: TopNews New Zealand

  2. "My fear of planes is legendary and sadly true," Kornheiser said. "When I looked at the upcoming schedule it was the perfect storm that would've frequently moved me from bus to air. I kept looking at the schedule the past month and wanted to...
    on May 18, 2009 By: Tony Kornheiser Source: New York Daily News

  3. "We are not the first to come here with government divided and uncertainty in the air," Bush said. "Like many before us, we can work through our differences, and achieve big things for the American people."
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Reuters.uk

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